Juventus vs Palermo Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Juventus vs Palermo Match Prediction

By Marius Hrebenciuc

Juventus will be aiming to extend their lead at top of the Serie A table when they welcome Palermo at the Juventus Stadium on Friday night. Juventus managed a 0-2 win on the road at Cagliari last time out in the Serie A, with Gonzalo Higuain scoring a brace for Massimiliano Allegri’s side. On the contrary, Palermo lost 1-3 at home at the hands of Atalanta last weekend, with Ivaylo Chochev scoring the consolation goal for Diego Lopez’s men. Below we have our betting tips, predictions, team news and match stats all in our SBAT preview.

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Juventus Preview

Juventus’ start to the early part of the new year has been near impeccable, winning eight and losing once in their nine games across all competitions after the winter break. That sole defeat came at the hands of Fiorentina back in the middle of January, but they looked incredible strong since then. The Old Lady have won the last six games in all competitions, having scored eleven goals and conceded just two in the process. The Bianconeri sit comfortable on top of the Serie A table with 60 points under their belts after 24 rounds, already seven points clear off the 2nd-placed Roma. The solid defence has been Juve’s main reason for their good performances throughout this Serie A campaign as they have the meanest defence in the division with just 16 goals conceded in 24 league outings. On home soil, Max Allegri’s men have been impeccable so far this season, having won all of their 12 home league fixtures while conceding just six goals in this term. Actually, their unbeaten home streak stretches back as far as August 2015. Statistically speaking, Juve managed to keep a clean sheet in 50% of their home games so far this season, conceding just 0.5 goals per match. Furthermore, Juventus have won their last four home meetings with Palermo in the Serie A, scoring ten goals and conceding none in the process. Gonzalo Higuain is a player to watch here, as the 29-year-old striker is currently the Serie A’s joint top scorer with 18 goals in his 24 league appearances.

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Palermo Preview

On the contrary, Palermo have been one of the most underperforming teams throughout the season, as they won just three of their opening 24 league outings. The Rosanero were on a two-game unbeaten run in the Serie A prior to their disappointing 1-3 home defeat at the hands of Atalanta at the weekend. Keeping the ball out of their own net has been Palermo’s biggest problem so far this season, as they hold the second worst defensive record in the division, conceding 45 goals in 24 rounds. The also looked short going forward throughout this Serie A season, having scored just 20 goals in 24 league fixtures. Despite this poor record, Ilija Nestorovski has enjoyed an excellent Serie A campaign, as the 26-year-old striker is currently leading the club’s goalscoring charts with nine goals in his 24 league appearances. The Rosanero find themselves only in 18th place in the Serie A table with 14 points to their name after 24 rounds and are one of the prime favourites for relegation this season. Their away form over the past four months has seen them winning just once in their last nine away games in the Serie A, but the good news is they managed to score in nine of their last ten away league trips.

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Juventus Team News

Giorgio Chiellini is a doubt, but Andrea Barzagli is missing through a thigh injury. In addition, Mario Mandzukic is missing through suspension.

Palermo Team News

Simone Lo Faso, Stefan Silva Rojas, Slobodan Rajkovic and Andrea Fulignati are all doubts, but Simone Giuliano and Edoardo Goldaniga are both back in training.

Betting Predictions and Tips

It’s difficult to see Palermo obtaining a positive result in this trip as Juve have been excellent on home soil this season, having won all of their 12 home league fixtures. Furthermore, Juve scored 30 goals in front of their own fans throughout this Serie A campaign, while Palermo hold the second worst defensive record in the division. I’m backing Juve to grab all three points and I’m also expecting them to score a couple of goals in this one.

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Over 3.5 goals at 6/5

Juventus scored over 2.5 goals in 6 out of their last 10 games played

Juventus are undefeated in all of their last 10 games against Palermo

Palermo saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played

AVG Goals

1.9

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Juventus Form Guide

Juventus Team Logo

Juventus

Won

7

Draw

2

Lost

1
W A

07-04-2018

Serie A

Benevento Team Logo Benevento

FT 2 - 4

(HT 1 - 2)

W A

11-04-2018

Champions League Final Stage

Real Madrid Team Logo Real Madrid

FT 1 - 3

(HT 0 - 2)

W H

15-04-2018

Serie A

Sampdoria Team Logo Sampdoria

FT 3 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

D A

18-04-2018

Serie A

Crotone Team Logo Crotone

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

L H

22-04-2018

Serie A

SSC Napoli Team Logo SSC Napoli

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

28-04-2018

Serie A

Inter Team Logo Inter

FT 2 - 3

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

05-05-2018

Serie A

Bologna Team Logo Bologna

FT 3 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

09-05-2018

Coppa Italia

AC Milan Team Logo AC Milan

FT 4 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

13-05-2018

Serie A

Roma Team Logo Roma

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

19-05-2018

Serie A

Hellas Verona Team Logo Hellas Verona

FT 2 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

Palermo Form Guide

Palermo Team Logo

Palermo

Won

3

Draw

5

Lost

2
L A

02-04-2018

Serie B

Parma Calcio 1913 Team Logo Parma Calcio 1913

FT 3 - 2

(HT 2 - 0)

D H

07-04-2018

Serie B

Pescara Team Logo Pescara

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

D H

14-04-2018

Serie B

Cremonese Team Logo Cremonese

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

17-04-2018

Serie B

Cittadella Team Logo Cittadella

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

21-04-2018

Serie B

Avellino Team Logo Avellino

FT 3 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

27-04-2018

Serie B

Venezia Team Logo Venezia

FT 3 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

D H

30-04-2018

Serie B

Bari Team Logo Bari

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

05-05-2018

Serie B

Ternana Team Logo Ternana

FT 2 - 3

(HT 0 - 2)

D H

12-05-2018

Serie B

Cesena Team Logo Cesena

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

18-05-2018

Serie B

Salernitana Team Logo Salernitana

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

Juventus Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

2.3

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Palermo Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.3

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Juventus vs Palermo Sidelined Players

Juventus
15 Andrea Barzagli Injured
3 Giorgio Chiellini Injured
17 Mario Mandzukic Suspended
Palermo
5 Slobodan Rajkovic Injured
68 Andrea Fulignati Injured
98 Simone Lo Faso Injured
9 Stefan Silva Injured

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Gianluigi Buffon 191 91
23 LB Daniel Alves 173 64
4 CD Medhi Benatia 188 84
19 CD Leonardo Bonucci 190 86
22 RB Kwadwo Asamoah 182 76
6 CDM Sami Khedira 189 90
20 CM Marko Pjaca 186 81
8 CDM Claudio Marchisio 180 70
21 CM Paulo Dybala 176 68
27 CM Stefano Sturaro 178 78
9 CF Gonzalo Higuain 184 81
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Josip Posavec 190 80
3 LB Andrea Rispoli 187 78
6 CD Edoardo Goldaniga 188 79
19 RB Haitam Aleesami 183 80
4 CD Sinisa Andjelkovic 186 82
28 CDM Mato Jajalo 181 78
25 CDM Bruno Henrique 180 75
18 CDM Ivailo Chochev 188 74
22 CM Norbert Balogh 197 84
20 CM Roland Sallai 180 69
30 CF Ilija Nestorovski 182 74